Admission to Courses Not Creditable Toward an Associate Degree
Wallace Community College Selma, as mandated by the Alabama Board of Trustees, has an open door policy. The College admits students without a high school diploma or a GED Certificate into certain programs and courses not creditable toward an associate degree when the student demonstrates ability-to-benefit prior to enrollment. Students admitted under these provisions will be classified as “Non-Degree-Eligible” students.
Under the ability-to-benefit provisions, applicants may be admitted to courses not creditable toward an associate degree or programs comprised exclusively of courses not creditable toward an associate degree.
Students without a high school diploma or GED certificate who wish to enroll in designated ability-to-benefit programs and courses must take an Ability-to-Benefit test. The student must achieve a minimum score to enter one of the designated ability-to-benefit programs including the following:
- Cosmetology *
- Masonry/Building Trades
- Welding Technology
The College may establish additional requirements for specific courses or occupational degree programs.
* Each Cosmetology Program student must have completed the tenth (10th) grade. This is an Alabama State Board of Cosmetology policy requirement.